Maize Diversity, Market Access, and Poverty Reduction in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

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Jon Hellin; Rachael Cox; Santiago López-Ridaura;
  • Publisher: International Mountain Society
  • Journal: Mountain Research and Development (issn: 0276-4741, eissn: 1994-7151)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00065.1
  • Subject: Guatemala | poverty reduction | maize | agricultural diversity | farmers' livelihoods | conservation through use | Environmental sciences | GE1-350

The western highlands of Guatemala lie within the area where maize was first domesticated, and maize remains central to farmers' livelihood security. Over 50% of the population in the region are in poverty, and over 48% suffer from chronic malnutrition. Development effo... View more
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